Should dogs eat fruit and vegetables?

In the wild, dogs eat the plant-filled gut contents of their herbivorous prey first. These plant enzymes play an important role in the digestive process. Dogs need fruit and vegetables to add nutrients and balance the anti-oxidants in their diet. Additionally, many fruits and vegetables are alkaline and help against inflammatory conditions. (If your dog is scavenging in the compost heap, this is a serious clue!)

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Updated on April 4, 2021

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  1. Contactless Delivery and/or Collection from us;
  2. Wear a mask;
  3. Wash your hands on a regular basis;
  4. Keep at least one and a half metre distance from others;
  5. Open windows in crowded places and in your vehicle;
  6. Do everything possible outdoors! Good times with your pack in the park;
  7. Avoid crowded spaces;
  8. Be quick when you are out for necessary work or errands;
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